About Brian Porter
Brian Porter is an artist whose work has evolved from the street to the gallery and from the wall to the canvas. His use of pop culture icons combined with an explosive color palette gives his work a “timeless” appeal and sensibility. He is no stranger to the art industry, having spent over fifteen years working as a graffiti artist in major metropolitan cities such as: Toronto, Vancouver and Tokyo.
Born in Cambridge, Ontario, Porter was encouraged to express his creativity at an early age. His first encounter with graffiti art occurred in grade four; this was an experience that ignited his imagination. Inspired by this new art form he began to sketch using charcoal and later progressed into experimentation with aerosol, acrylic and oil paints. His versatility and eagerness to dabble in a variety of mediums and techniques has allowed his body of work to maintain a strong relevance in the contemporary art scene.
Porter’s immediate environment, life experiences and music have always been his primary inspiration and motivation. As an artist he thrives on the experience of painting for the public and is continuously invited to lend his artistic hand to public murals. His work has been featured in a number of publications including “Concrete Powder”, “Under Pressure” and “Always Fresh“. He has also won numerous public art prizes and competitions including Warner Brothers “The Watchmen” graffiti contest and “The Williams Mill Art Prize”.
Porter’s work can be found in galleries and private collections in Canada, Great Britain and the USA.